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Patti LaBelle is known as an American singer and actress. She is most famous for her songs "If You Only Knew" and "On My Own".

Background and Age

Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944, in Philadelphia, PA.

Career and Net Worth

Patt LaBelle released her debut album in 1977. In 1982, after the moderate achievement of album collections like Tasty (1978) and Released (1980), LaBelle recorded the number "The Best is Yet to Come," which came to No. 14 on the R&B chart, and gathered LaBelle her first solo Grammy Award nomination. That same year she had a No. 1 hit with "On My Own" sung with Michael MacDonald.

All through the 1980s, LaBelle kept on scoring hits with tunes, for example, 1984's "New Attitude" and "Stor It Up," which both turned out to be pop radio staples, just as 1989's "If You Asked Me To."

In 1991, LaBelle released Burnin', which hit gold status and handed the singer her first Grammy Award. She was respected again for her work in 1993 when she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

LaBelle has featured in various stage and screen productions, including roles in the movies A Soldier's Story (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984); an appearance in the Broadway gospel musical Your Arm's Too Short to Box with God (1982); and a regular role in the TV series A Different World (1990). LaBelle appeared on the famous TV series American Horror Story in 2014.

Patti competed on the popular reality TV contest, Dancing With the Stars, partnered with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. LaBelle's rivals included actress and author Suzanne Somers and competitor Michael Sam. In 2019, she competed on another show as the Flower in season 2 of The Masked Singer.

In June 2020, Patti made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. She spoke about her experience going through seven days with the late Prince while they recorded her 1989 album collection, Be Yourself. She said that Prince treated her like she was his mom. Prince had her cook for him, however, he wouldn't eat that much and the pair would go out dancing together.

Marriage, Husband, and Kids

Patti LaBelle got married to Armstead Edwards in 1969. He worked as her manager while they were dating before their marriage. The pair ended up with three children. They were married for thirty years before they decided to split up in 2000

Date modified: Aug 4, 2020
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